Confirmed speakers

Benoît Lemaignan

Co-founder & CEO, VERKOR

Title of his talk:

Verkor value proposition in the European market

Bio:

Benoit is a highly experienced investor and entrepreneur in energy and climate transition. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Verkor, a French industrial company set to amplify battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the GROUPE IDEC.

The new venture will accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe to meet growing demand for electric vehicles and stationary storage.

Production in Verkor’s first Gigafactory is scheduled to begin in 2023, with a capacity of 16 GWh of battery cells which will increase to 50 GWh in line with market dynamics.

The facility will require an initial investment of €1.6bn and will create more than 2,000 direct jobs while supporting thousands more in its supply chain and ecosystem.